Images of my collection of
The following are clickable images of some cameras and projectors I have hunted down through the years. Some of which I am sure you will have never seen before.
First have a look:
Some close-ups of the
My coveted Lumière camera of 1896
Rear view Lumière camera
Tin with Lumi`re 35mm film 1 perf. per frame.
Biokam camera of 1899
For 17½mm film with perforations in the center between the images.
Chrono de Poche of Gaumont
This camera for middle perforated 15mm film appeared in 1900.
Shown are mechanism and body of the camera.
I bought this 35mm hand crank camera at a German auction. It was described as being manufactured by Alfred Darling in 1907 in Great Britain. But I have yet to see this model camera described anywhere. It has a Ludwig, Dresden 3.5/50mm lens, which points at a German origin.
Kinora camera for rolls of 1-inch paper or celluloid film. The exposed rolls were processed and printed by Kinora Ltd., and made up into flip-book reels for use in their Kinora viewers.
The Kinora viewer still fascinates
Kretzschmar 17,5mm camera/projector 1902. (Patent acquired by Ernemann and sold as Ernemann Kino, see next item)
Ernemann Kino 2 17,5mm camera/projector of 1904
Ernemann Aufnahme Kino A of 1908 In the background an English (Warwick) projector of 1906.
Pathé Professionnel of 1908 Many early film productions were made with this camera. David Griffith used it in 'Birth of a Nation'.
Pathé Studio used around the same time indoors.
Pathé Kok camera of 1913 Back opened showing magazines. It contained for the first time 28mm non-inflammable safety film. Lens 4.5/45mm.(For further details click here
Olikos camera/projector 1912 by Cinéma Plaques, France. 84 consecutive images are photographed on a 6,5 x 7 cm glass plate and projected as a motion picture
Eclair-Gillon Grand modèle 1913 camera 35mm
Akeley camera (1914) This 35mm camera (here equiped with telephoto lens) was affectionately called the 'pancake'. It was the favorite of many wild life and newsreel cameramen for its sturdiness until after WW2. Robert Flaherty used it in 'Nanook of the North'(click) and the "Louisiana Story".
Sinemat camera for 17,5mm film 1915
Davsco Professional Kino 35mm camera By David Stern Co., Chicago. (1917)
Butcher/Pathescope, New York, 28mm camera 1917
Of this Italian camera tipo B few must have been made around 1918 as this one, which I bought in Argentine, is numbered 67! It has a Cine Sideran, Koristka, Milano 3.3/50mm lens.
Le Parvo of Debrie
I am not quite sure whether this is model L manufactured around 1915. This was a most popular camera. With 'le Parvo' countless famous movies have been filmed, such as Abel Gance's 'Napoleon'.
Lytax camera by Apparatebau, Freiburg, Germany
There is very little information available about this camera of around 1920.
Lytax rear view
Linhof Coco 17,5mm camera/projector 1921
Amigo model A camera
Tropical camera for 60m cassettes manufactured in 1921, lens Rüdersdorf, Berlin 3.5/4cm.
Le Seul 1921 camera using glass plates for photographing rows of 3,5x5,5mm images on it. Could also be used as a projector for showing the animated images on a screen.
The first 16mm cameras.Cine Kodak model A and Victor introduced in 1923. The Victor camera shown here is said to be the first 16mm camera equiped with an electric motor. Only about fifty of them were made by special order.
Hahn-Goerz Berufs-Aufnahme-Kino 35mm camera, Germany 1924
Kinarri 35mm camera. The first product of Arnold & Richter, famous for their Arriflex cameras. This one is of 1925. I found it after a twenty years' search!
Geyer 16mm camera and projector (1926). Quite rare this camera, driven either by spring motor, or by crank.
Campro 35mm camera/projector 1927. Besides projecting 35mm nitrate film, it could project also 35mm paperfilm by reflected light.
Three decorative models of the Bell & Howell Filmo 75 camera
Foka 8 camera (simlar to Nizo 8E)
Kemco camera 1929, forerunner of Kodak's double 8mm film. Only in Kemco's case four 8mm images were exposed on one 16mm frame by an ingenuous mechanism.
Marlo 16mm camera of the short-lived Marlowe Camera Co. of Chicago. A rare item as hardly any of them can be found anymore.
RCA Victor sound camera. The world's first 16mm optical sound-on-film camera introduced in 1935.
Cine Rola camera
This may be the only known specimen of this prewar Japanese imitation of the Pathé 9,5 mm motocamera. Inside is an 'Eclat' cassette for 10 meters of 9,5 mm film with middle perforation. It bears # 20.
I wonder how many more have been made by Rola K.N.W. Tokyo around 1929.
It has an Exite 21mm lens # 204.
Arrow model 50 16mm camera Dallmeyer f 1.8 lens 1934 , resembling Victor 16mm camera model 3, hardly ever used outside Japan.
Prewar Cine Sakura camera.
Manufactured around 1936 by Rokuohsha, Tokyo (now Konica). Though resembling Cine Kodak cameras it has added features as backwind crank and filter compartment. It bears no.1823. The lens is a Rokuoh-Sha Luminon no.733.
I have tried in vain to obtain any information from Japanese museums on prewar Japanese cine apparatus.
Introduced in 1934 in Great Britain for 9,5mm middle perforated film. The rewinder and reel are hardly ever seen.
Some other 9,5mm cameras (l to r):
Paillard Bolex H9/Errtee 1935
Miller Cine 9,5 (British) 1933
Cinegel HL 9.5 (1954) French
Pathé Webo 9,5 (1951) French
Pathescope Pat (1953) British (foreground)
Pathescope duplex 9½/4¾mm camera and French Pathé Monaco projector
One the last death spasms of Pathescope was their split 9½mm widescreen venture of 1955. See my
One hundred years of film sizes page
Three early Bolexes. Auto-cine's: A1 of 1928, B3 of 1929 and H16(without focusing feature) of 1935.
Some prewar Siemens 16mm cameras From left to right: Models C (1934),FII (1937) and D (1934)
Some prewar single 8 cameras (l to r):
Agfa Movex 8 (magazine)(1937)
Bell & Howell Filmo 127A Streight Eight Kinokamera (German version, 1935)(reel)
(behind) Univex Cinemaster H8 (1951, for double and single 8 reels)
(front) Univex C 8 Exposition Cine (single 8 reel, 1938)
Univex A8 (1936 single 8 reel)
Univex True view (1939) Some postwar single 8 cameras (Fujica-type single 8 unless otherwise stated)(l to r):
Elmo C300 was equipped with exchangeable magazines for double, single and super 8mm (1967)
Canon 518 Single 8 (1969)
(front)Krasnagorsk Ekran-3 camera for single (regular) 8 magazines
Konica 3 TL Single 8 (1967)
Elmo 8S - 40 Single 8
Yashica 30 TL single 8 (1967) Newman & Sinclair 35mm Auto Kine camera of 1946
Bolsey 8 camera
Manufactured in 1956, it was claimed to be the smallest (single) 8mm camera, both for taking single shots as well as movies.
Lens Bolsey Elgeet Navitar 1.8/10mm fixed focus
Haydon & Urry Ltd., London, 35mm projector 1897
Prestwich 35mm projector, around 1898
Matagraph 35mm projector of Levy, Jones @ Co. Ltd. London 1898.
English 35mm projector around 1900. Possibly Warwick
Another English projector of the same period (Warwick?)
Edison 35mm Home Kinetoscope # K 3015, after 1902.
Radiquet & Massiot 35mm projection mechanism around 1904
Myers projector 1905 for 17,5mm large middle perforated film
AAR 35mm projection mechanism of 1907 of the Berlin firm Stachow
Edison 22mm Home Kinetoscope 1912.
Manufactured in 1912 for uninflammable 22mm double perforated film with three rows of images. More about this projector and another view on my page One hundred years of filmsizes.
Kineclair 35mm projector modeled after a gramophone
Pathé Kok A 1913 projector for uninflammable 28mm film
New Premier Pathescope 28mm projector 1917
This 28mm projector was designed by Pathé' distributor W.B.Cook when imports from Europe came to a halt during WW1.
Ikonograph gas-burner(1914?) 17,5mm and electrical Keystone (1914?)28mm projector.
Victor 28mm projector 1917
Bing, Nuernberg, Germany 28mm projector 1917
The rare Cinebloc projector introduced by Gallus in 1922 used double-sided perforated 22mm Ozaphan cellophane film.
Project-A-Graph projector of Duplex Machine Co.,Brooklyn, USA, 1923 11,5mm(middle perforation)
A proto type for a 9½mm projector. Modelled on the Pathé Baby (Alas, no more details known!) Pathé Rural projector For 17,5 mm silent film sold from 1926 until WW2. (See 'One hundred years of film sizes' (click))
Lion Vitascope Japanese 35mm projector 1927?, came with prewar Disney films copied in Japan, most likely illegally!
Refcy Japanese reflected light projector, beater movement for 26mm paperfilm, around 1930.
Western Electric Sound-on-Disc system consisting of Victor 10 projector coupled to gramophone playing 33 1/3 rpm Vitaphone discs (around 1930)
Pathé Natan 175 1933 17,5mm sound projector. The gauge was abandoned in WW2, as the German censorship in France couldn't handle off-gauge filmformats. Many 17,5 mm projectors were converted to 16mm subsequently.
Keystone Supreme 9,5mm projector of around 1934. Although Keystone is a common name this particular 9,5mm model is quite rare.
Prewar Elmo projector
It was bought in Japan by a Frenchman who made a trip by steamer to the Far East in 1936 . It bears Japanese
characters at the switch board.
Pathé Coq d'Or Super 9,5mm projector of 1938 , few were sold during the depression.
French Pathé Monaco projector for 9,5mm normal and 4 3/4mm widescreen film.
See my One hundred years of film sizes page
Pathescope Princess 9,5mm projector and Pat cameraThe Pat camera came out in 1953. The Princess was the last projector made by Pathescope in 1959.
Images of equipment not part of my collection (See my
List of more than 2000 cameras and projectors for more) )
Watch this page as I intend to add more cameras of my collection.
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Created November 1997. Latest revision: 8 March 2013
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